Dr.EW
Johnny Heikell

 


  Recent News

India's FDFA,
the joint development of Russia's PAK-FA, is causing worries. India is not happy with its work share, technology transfer, and costs. The aircraft will also be considerably delayed.

Turkey
has received the first of the four Boeing 737-700 AEW&C aircraft that it ordered in 2000, seven years behind scedule.

Norway selects the AW101
for its SAR requirements. That is a task which the NH90, with contract signed in 2001, was supposed to fulfill.

Rooivalk,
South Africa's indigenous attack helicopter, has seen combat in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has used 70 mm rockets to to force M23 guerillas to vacate their positions.

Obsolescence,
is a threat to the F-35 EW suite — even before tha fighter has become operational. The US Naval Air Systems Command has placed a $149 million contract to Lockheed Martin to address the issue.

The 20 NH-90
helicopters ordered by Finland i 2001 are expected to reach full operational capability in 2018. That is 21 years after the acquisition process was initiated.


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